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Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) invites submissions from interested parties to a public consultation on proposed draft amends to the European Communities (Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations),...

NISO Golf Classic in Support of Charity   National Irish Safety Organisation held a Golf Classic in support of the Irish Guide Dogs for the blind at the Heritage Golf Resort in Co. Laois on 21 June 2024. Twenty-two teams participated on the day. Many thanks to the Heritage Golf...

HSA publishes its 2023 Annual Report highlighting key achievements and outcomes across its broad and varied mandate The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has published its 2023 Annual Report. This is the HSA’s second Annual Report under its Strategy Statement 2022–2024. Key highlights from the 2023 Annual...

The HSA remind outdoor workers and employers that sun protection is vital during summer months Even on cloudy days, the importance of sun protection for outdoor workers remains critical. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is urging employers and employees across the country to take proactive...

Commencement of the Injuries Resolution Board’s mediation service for public liability personal injury claims announced Dara Calleary, T.D. Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation,with responsibility for the Injuries Resolution Board, today announced the commencement of mediation for the resolution of public liability...

At the Annual General Meeting of the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO), held on Saturday, 27 April 2024 in Limerick, Fergal McKevitt (North East Region) was announced as the new President of the organisation. All at NISO welcome Mr McKevitt as the NISO President and wish him...

National Irish Safety Organisation was in attendance at a special, national commemorative ceremony to mark Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland, held at the Garden of Remembrance this morning, 29 April, 2024. Workers' Memorial Day is an annual event dedicated to remembering workers who have lost their...

Success for Cork and Longford teams at the 49th All Ireland Safety Quiz Final At the All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals held in Limerick on Saturday, 27 April 2024, BioMarin International Ltd., Cork, and Avery Dennison Medical, Longford, were the overall winners in the Previous Entrants...

Have your say! The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) anonymous online survey about consultation and safety representatives is now live. The purpose of this survey is to obtain information about consultation and the perception and role of safety representatives. The HSA will use the insights from...

Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland 2024 Congress, along with the Government, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Ibec, the CIF and NISO will collectively mark Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland on 29 April at the national and annual commemorative event to remember people who died, were injured, made ill...

Legislation Update SI No. 122/2024 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic Substances) Regulations 2024 These Regulations, which come into force today - 5 April 2024 - give effect to Directive (EU) 2022/431 of The European Parliament and of The Council of 9 March...

The Health and Safety Authority has published the 2024 Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations (2001-2021) & the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens, Mutagens and Reprotoxic Substances) Regulations (2024). These new regulations consolidate the 2001 Carcinogens...

European Union Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC) Campaign on: "Accidents at Work (AAW)" In March 2024 the Health & Safety Authority, as a member of the European Union’s Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC), will launch Ireland’s part of the European Campaign for the Prevention of Accidents...

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with special responsibility for Farm Safety Martin Heydon T.D., has urged farmers to prioritise safety during the busy calving season. Minister Heydon stated: “Calving is underway on many farms and the next few weeks...

Safe Use of Chainsaws While Clearing After Storms Fallen trees can be very hazardous. The most common cause of fatalities while using chainsaws arises from felling storm damaged trees and clearing branches during clean-up operations. The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) advises anyone encountering fallen or storm...

NISO/NISG ALL IRELAND SAFETY AWARDS 2024 ONLINE WORKSHOPS The Safety Awards Workshops are online again for 2024! Two awards workshops will be held online on 22 January 2024 and 15 February 2024. The Safety Awards Workshops are free to attend – Prior Booking / Registration required.  If you are planning...

HSA Reports Significant Increase in Workplace Fatalities in 2023 The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has reported that 43 people lost their lives in work-related incidents in 2023. The statistics revealed a continued high level of fatalities in farming (16 fatalities) and construction (11 fatalities) with...

On 20 November 2023 the new quad bike laws came into force. Under the new regulations, operators of quads must complete an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training course provided by a registered training provider to a QQI standard or equivalent. The Safety, Health and Welfare at...

Jones Engineering Group Wins All Ireland Supreme Safety Awards 2023 The 32nd National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISO/NISG) Annual Safety Awards took place on 13 October 2023 at a special ceremony in Killarney at which the Supreme Safety Award winner for 2023, sponsored by Irving...

National Irish Safety Organisation held a Golf Classic in support of the Lighthouse Club - Construction Industry Charity at the Heritage Golf Resort in Co. Laois on 23 June 2023. All the money raised through this event was donated to the Lighthouse Club. Twenty teams participated on the day. Many thanks...

Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland 2023 Congress, along with the Government, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Ibec, the CIF and NISO will collectively mark Workers’ Memorial Day Ireland on 28 April at the national and annual commemorative event to remember people who died, were injured, made...

Construction Safety Licensing Bill 2023 Published Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris has announced the publication of the Construction Safety Licensing Bill 2023. The bill was published on Friday 24 March and it will reform and modernise the existing model for...

Success for Galway and Cork teams at the 48th All Ireland Safety Quiz Final At the All Ireland Safety Quiz Finals held in Sligo Co. Offaly on Saturday, 1 April 2023, GE Energy Tynagh, Co. Galway and BioMarin International Ltd., Co. Cork were the overall winners...

[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://niso.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/NISO_60th_Anniversary_Final.mp4"][/video]   NISO Celebrates 60 Years of Promoting Occupational Safety and Health in Ireland 15 January 2023 marks 60 years since the foundation of National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO). In January 1963, eight years after the Factories Act of 1955, a small group came together...

Safe Pass Renewals to move online effective from 23 January 2023. The Safe Pass Renewal offers an alternative process to renew Safe Pass, taking 45 minutes to complete at a cost of €93.84 instead of requiring a full day in the classroom as previously required. There will...

Designer Group Wins All Ireland Supreme Safety Awards 2022 The 31st National Irish Safety Organisation / Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISO/NISG) Annual Safety Awards took place on 11 November 2022 at a special ceremony in Galway at which the Supreme Safety Award winner for 2022, sponsored by Irving Oil...

For everyone with an interest in the safety, health and welfare of people at work, 28 April is an important date. It’s the date every year when trade union and employer groups worldwide, as well as individual organisations, remember those who have been killed or...

The Regional Heats of the All Ireland Occupational Safety Quiz season are coming up soon. Now is the time to get your team together and start the preparations to be in with a chance of becoming the Occupational Safety Quiz Champions 2022! Why Enter? Fun, sociable...

31st All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards - Upcoming Entry Deadlines Award entry deadlines Early bird deadline: 12 May 2022 @ 17.00hrs Standard deadline: 16 June 2022 @ 17.00hrs Late entry deadline:  7 July 2022 @ 17.00hrs (subject to additional approval and additional fee) Awards Ceremony: 11 November 2022, Galway Awards Website Visit safetyawards.ie for the entry forms, guidance document, workshop...

Government publishes "Transitional Protocol: Good Practice Guidance for Continuing to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19" The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has today, 31 January 2022, published the Transitional Protocol: Good Practice Guidance for Continuing to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19. This revision of the Work...

Guidance on returning to the office The Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF) Consultative Group met yesterday afternoon (24 January 2022) regarding the Work Safely Protocol.  LEEF confirmed that the transition to office working can commence with immediate effect and encouraged employers to engage with employees to...